French and Italian

University of Texas at Austin

24 months
17694 USD/year
17694 USD/year
8928 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The University offers excellent resources to serve the needs of graduate students in French and Italian. Among the outstanding collections are the Carlton Lake collection of manuscripts and rare editions of modern French writers from Baudelaire to Beckett, the papers of the Princess Bibesco, the Artinian collection of Guy de Maupassant material.


Graduate work in French Studies is designed around three main organizing structures: Historic Periods (P); Literary/Artistic Genres (G); and Theoretical Approaches (T). In the three years of course work in the program, students are expected to gain breadth of exposure in the various areas and begin to develop a depth of knowledge in a specific field, to be further explored during the fourth year in preparation for the Comprehensive Exams. To this end, graduate seminars will carry at least two of the following Area Flags: Period (pre-1700, 1700-1900, or 1900-present) and/or Genre (poetry, the novel, theatre, short story, visual arts, film, etc.) and/or Theoretical Approach (post-colonial studies, gender studies, interdisciplinary studies, media studies, linguistics, cultural studies, hermeneutics, new historicism, etc.).

The Italian Studies Graduate Program at the University of Texas at Austin is a broad-based, interdisciplinary program designed to offer students maximum flexibility in course selection, research, pedagogical training, and scholarly concentration. Housed in the Department of French and Italian but integrally drawing on faculty with specializations in Italian Studies from across the university, the program leads to both the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees, with the M.A. conceived as a step toward the Ph.D. rather than as a terminal professional degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Translation Theory & Practice
  • Images Of Women/Fr Cinema
  • Dante's Afterlives
  • Media Conv/Transmedia/Italy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An official score for the Graduate Record Examinations General Test (GRE), unless otherwise specified by the graduate program to which the student is applying. International students whose native language is not English must also submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Adequate subject preparation for the proposed major. Evidence of adequate preparation varies by program, but examples include letters of reference, auditions, samples of work, and personal statements
  • A grade point average of at least 3.00 in upper-division (junior- and senior-level) coursework and in any graduate work already completed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17694 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8847 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17694 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8847 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4464 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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